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Passed OCP 816 today!

 
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Hi everyone,
  I just want to share my experience with the 1Z0-816 - Java SE 11 Programmer exam, which I passed today!
I passed the 1Z0-815 at the end of August, and 2 days after, Oracle decided to retire these exams at the end of September.
Since I did not think it was a fair decision, and I did not want to take the new exam, which covers also things I already proved to know with the 815, I decided to hurry a bit and to try passing the 816 by the end of the month.
I have to thank my employers, who gave me the time to prepare, and also the super helpful Java OCP 11 Programmer II Study Guide.
If you study on this book, you will be very well prepared for the exam, which I found easier than the questions on the book. I think it was also easier than the 815, which I did not mind, given the fact that I had a lot less time to study.
The number of questions in which "the code does not compile" is the answer were a lot less than the ones you find in the book, which also makes things easier, in my opinion!
So, overall, it was an intensive month, but I managed to get my certification, so I am really glad I did that!

Thanks also to all the people involved in this forum, which helped me clarified a lot of things while studying!

Good luck to everyone preparing for this (or the new version) exam!

Ilenia
 
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Congratulations Pease edit this thread and add your name.
 
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Congratulations !
 
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Congratulations! You took only 4 weeks to study for the 816 then? I started studying 816 at the beginning of August. Then I learned about the retirement of 816 at the end of August, and so I hurried up and eventually took the exam 2 weeks ago. Just like you, I was not happy about the decision to retire 816. In fact, I complained to Oracle about it.
 
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Thanks, and congratulations to you as well!
Yes, it was quite an unpleasant surprise the Oracle decision. I also opened a ticket to complain about that, but at the end they just said that if I had already booked the 816 exam, I could have used the same voucher for the new exam. It was clearly not the point of my complaint, but OK...
Let's just hope in the future such decisions will be made with a bit longer notice time!
 
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Ilenia Salvadori wrote:I have to thank my employers, who gave me the time to prepare, and also the super helpful Java OCP 11 Programmer II Study Guide.



Congratulations Ilenia!  

In your exam, do you remember seeing questions from each of the tables or just specific ones?  If you had to cram all over again for the same exact exam that you already took and looking back in hindsight, were they any specific areas from the book that you would now feel comfortable skipping?
 
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Thanks!
I am pretty sure sharing info about the exam is against the Code of Conduct, so I am not going to.
What I can say is that the book covers the totality of the exam topics, as mentioned in the book itself, and I found pretty useful also the various tips that there are overall the book.
They help you training and get used to pay attention to the right details.
I would not feel comfortable skipping anything, I would say.

 
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Ilenia Salvadori wrote:What I can say is that the book covers the totality of the exam topics, as mentioned in the book itself, and I found pretty useful also the various tips that there are overall the book.
They help you training and get used to pay attention to the right details.
I would not feel comfortable skipping anything, I would say.



Congratulations again Ilenia!  Thanks for sharing your experience on how to prepare when using the book.
 
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Congratulations, Ilenia! Thanks for sharing your experience in detail.
 
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Ilenia,
Congratulations! I'm glad you were able to get it in time.

Sharing details about the exam goes against the code of conduct. Sharing high level info does not. So "I got a bunch of questions about streams" is fair to say. Whereas "I got a question where you had to know the names of the methods in Predicate, DoubleConsumer and Runnable" feels like it crosses a line.
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